Read more about the article Signs of Spring
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Signs of Spring

There are signs of spring, aligning with the cycle of the Biden/Harris administration. Hellebores are among the first to bloom in my garden. The Mexican orange comes from down the…

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Read more about the article Inauguration Day – January 20, 2021
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Inauguration Day – January 20, 2021

Inauguration Day - January 20, 2021. The perfect palindrome. OMG, OMG! I watched, I laughed, I cried. And now I can't fully absorb what it means to have decent human…

Read more about the article One more day
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One more day

One more day! Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, praise be! One more day for he-who-shall-not-be-named to inflict cruelty, and sorrow on our country. Today I'll do my best to not get…

Read more about the article Three more days!
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Three more days!

Three more days - my shoulders will drop for the third time. First was for Biden/Harris, then GEORGIA, and now Inauguration. Praying that all people be safe this week. Pansy,…

Read more about the article Four more days
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Four more days

Four more days until there is less to fear from he-who-will-not-be-named. In the meantime I'm making mandalas, and being grateful for the richness of my life. This journey combining gardening/photography/art…

Read more about the article Site launch today?
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Site launch today?

Site launch today? Perhaps, at least that's the goal. I am so glad I didn't try and build this site on my own. It would never have happened. I'd have…

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Read more about the article Off-kilter and swirling
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Off-kilter and swirling

I'm off-kilter and swirling this morning. The website will probably launch tomorrow, and there is still a lot to be done. I'm grateful that Beatrice Murch is the builder of…

Read more about the article A Week to Go
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A Week to Go

We have a week to go til Biden's inauguration! Lots can happen in a week, though time does pass, and the day is coming up to meet us. I wake…